Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 17 January 2017


• In2Tennis - Give it a Go!

• Outing Disability Exhibition

• Brimbank Cinespace

• Permits Required for Lunar New Year Firecrackers

• Business as Usual at Keilor Village Shopping Centre

• $1.3 million Soccer Pavilion for Ardeer

In2Tennis - Give it a Go 

Brimbank City Council is teaming up with Tennis Victoria and ANZ to offer 10 days of no-charge activities at all Brimbank tennis clubs during the Australian Open, from January 20 to January 29.

In2Tennis offers fun tennis activities for all ages, including introductory tennis, open days and community court use. No tennis experience is needed to take part.

In2Tennis kicks off on Friday 20 January with an opening event at Hampshire Square Pop-Up Park in Hampshire Road, Sunshine at 2pm. The opening will include a range of activities, mini games, giveaways, food and other tennis entertainment including a big screen showing the Australian Open.

In2Tennis Activities

  • Club Open Days – Tennis clubs will open their doors to all. Lots of tennis programs organised throughout the session.
  • Hot Shots Tennis – An introduction program into tennis suitable for five to 12 year olds. Uses smaller racquets, nets, courts and softer balls to make it enjoyable for all.
  • Cardio Tennis – Bringing together a variety of cardio workouts and a range of fun tennis drills, Cardio Tennis is all about quick fitness and great tunes. No tennis skills necessary. Suitable for anyone over the age of 12.
  • Fast4 Tennis – A fun and fast way to have a hit with friends. It’s tennis with a twist! A modified version of the game to speed things up – great for those who have played the game before. Suitable for anyone over the age of 12.
  • Community Court use – book a court to play with friends (BYO racquets and balls).

Spaces are limited, so book early. If you register by January 14, you will go in to the draw to win tickets to the Australian Open!

For more information and to register, please visit our In2Tennis page or contact Brimbank City Council on 9249 4000 or

Outing Disability Exhibition

Monday 16 January - Friday 3 February

Brimbank City Council is proud to present Outing Disability, a photographic exhibition in collaboration with Family Planning NSW, GoWest, Midsumma Festival and internationally acclaimed photographer Belinda Mason.

This captivating series of portraits provides a rare insight into the hopes and dreams of 23 unique people as they share their struggles and triumphs of coming out, exploring identity, discovering love and finding pride.

Challenge your own assumptions and enter a world of strength and celebration of diversity. Bookings are required.

  • Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine.

For more information, please see

Brimbank Cinespace

The Brimbank Cinespace project is now open to people from Brimbank’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities,

to apply for participation in a six-month film and theatre project.

The part-time program is an exciting opportunity and requires a basic commitment to attend workshops one night a week from February onwards to produce films and stories, and there is no charge to participate.

The stories will launch at a community event in August.

Wednesday 1 February. 6:00 pm onwards

Duke Street Community House, 27 Duke Street, Sunshine.

For more information, please see  Brimbank Cinespace or on 0430 026 575.

Permits Required for Lunar New Year Firecrackers  

Every Lunar New Year, local Vietnamese and Chinese businesses commission lion dancing associations with firecrackers at their premises to promote good Chi and prosperity for the coming year. It’s important not to commission lion dancers who have not already obtained a permit.

This year’s Lunar New Year celebrations commence early, on 29 January.

It’s an exciting and festive tradition, however if not done carefully, it can pose a hazard to people, animals and the environment without adequate risk management in place.

Business as Usual at Keilor Village Shopping Centre 

In the coming months, residents, traders and motorists of Keilor Village Shopping Centre can look forward to new raised pedestrian pavement and crossings, a resurfaced car park, feature seating areas, street furniture, and new bus stops and shelters.

The centre will be trading ‘business as usual’ while more than $980,000 of upgrade works are completed.

In line with the Keilor Village Concept Plan adopted in April last year, local village materials have been used in the design – including blue stone and timber.

To minimise disruptions works will initially focus on the shopping strip area and car park as a priority and works are scheduled to be completed by April, 2017.

$1.3 million Soccer Pavilion for Ardeer

Ardeer Reserve will soon be the home of a brand new $1.3 million soccer pavilion, which is being built to benefit the many people in Ardeer involved in soccer activities.

Brimbank Mayor Cr John Hedditch said Council has awarded a contract to demolish the old pavilion and change room block that was in a poor condition, and to replace it with a new sports pavilion that meets community needs.

“The new pavilion is a win for residents of Ardeer and its surrounds.

“Sport and recreation is important to our community, and this project will deliver the kind of soccer facility Ardeer needs.

“The brand-new soccer pavilion at Ardeer Reserve is being built to Council standards to meet the needs of the community. It will also have two change rooms, a social room, associated amenities, umpires room, a first aid room, storage rooms and public amenities.

“The new pavilion is important because it provides the Westgate Soccer Club with a modern home that meets their needs as well as those of the wider community.

“Construction work is expected to commence in February 2017, and be completed by September/October 2017,” Cr Hedditch said.

The project is being funded by Council through its Capital Works Program and a contribution of $150,000 from Westgate Soccer Club.